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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

1st September

Whimbrel: one was heard and after a bit of searching seen as it flew high SW and over the old Abbey National clock tower on Baker Street at 7.10am.

Hobby: one circled high over the park at 2.40pm.

Swift: two were seen just before dawn and another at 3.20pm.

Sand Martin: two bird flew south at 7.35am.

House Martin: the local breeding flock numbered around 45 birds early morning.

Swallow: four were seen

Spotted Flycatcher: one was in area 1 feeding from an Ash tree by the Nature Study Centre from 11.30am.

Common Whitethroat: three were seen today

Blackcap: eight birds were present

Chiffchaff: ten were seen amongst the tit flocks in area 31 and 40

Willow Warbler: six were with the above

DSC_0004-3  The Northern Wheatear was first spotted as it perched on some rope pins.





The Kestrels that bred on Primrose Hill are sometimes to be found feeding in area 39. They still have to contend with harassment from Magpies


Finally a half decent Sparrowhawk photo, it shows the different shape and structure to the Kestrel above.



Spotted Flycatcher in area 1

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